Media advisory: BC Supreme Court to deliver decision in Abbotsford homeless lawsuit

Vancouver, B.C. [October 20]—The B.C. Supreme Court will deliver its decision tomorrow in a landmark lawsuit brought forward by homeless people in Abbotsford against the City.

Pivot Legal Society will host a press conference announcing the decision.
 
Pivot represented the group of homeless people in their lawsuit challenging City of Abbotsford bylaws that have been used to displace the homeless population from public spaces throughout the city. The case, BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (DWS) v City of Abbotsford, was heard during a six-week trial that ended August 6, 2015. The decision could represent an important first step in establishing a right to housing for all Canadians.
 
Speakers include:
  • DJ Larkin, Lawyer, Pivot Legal Society
  • Members of Drug Wars Survivors
 
What:              Press conference announcing BC Supreme Court decision
Where:            121 Heatley Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)
When:             Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00pm  
 
A background on the lawsuit is available here.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Hollett, Communications Director: 778-848-3420, kevin@pivotlegal.org
 
- 30 -
 
About Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Legal Society is a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada. Pivot’s work includes challenging laws and policies that force people to the margins of society and keep them there. Since 2002 Pivot has won major victories for sex workers’ rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy.